>The samples you provided are tough to analyze and also seem >to suffer from severe JPEG compression artifacts in the >suspected areas. But my guess would be that they are hot >pixels.
they were just screenshots. I was super tired. Although compressed, it's was actually a good representation of what I saw in raw.
>It has nothing to do with the lens, and everything to do with >the choice of ISO. The info box is not always easy to read but >it appears they were at ISO 800 and above.
I just wanted to provide all information. I just stepped up from iso 100, as per your suggestion, and took a picture of the same subject, and the spots first appear at iso 320.
>Take some test shots at base ISO and see if they persists. If >they persist then it would indicate a stuck pixel, if they >don't then it would indicate a hot pixel.
It sounds like these are hot pixels, but I'm stunned at their appearance at such a low ISO value. Dealing with this in post is not an option. This shouldn't be an issue for a $600 camera, let alone a $2k camera. IMO.
Thanks for the looks and suggestions pete! I'll have to stop by my local shop and speak with them.